IMANews – Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH / August 2019

As salaamu alaikum

Crescent Moon for the Month of Dhul Hijjah 1440 AH

IMAN received reports of sightings of the crescent moon by the naked eye during the sunset of Thursday, August 1st, 2019, from locations in Southern California.  Therefore, Friday, August 2nd, 2019, was the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1440 A.H. for us in the greater Seattle area.

  • The day of Arafah will be on Saturday , August 10th, 2019
  • The day of Eid al-Adha will be on Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Important Islamic events this month

Date AH
Date AD
7th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 8th
Wafat of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (p) (114 A.H.)
8th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 9th
Imam Hussain (p) left Mecca for Iraq (Year 60 A.H.)
9th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 10th
10th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 11th
15th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 16th
Birth of Imam Ali al-Naqi al-Hadi (p) (Year 212 A.H.)
18th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 19th
24th Dhul Hijjah
Aug 25th

Programs for Dhul Hijjah

Daily Dhuhr/Asr and Maghreb/Isha congregational prayer are scheduled at the 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr and Maghreb time for that day, whichever is earlier.

Islamic Secondary Source Study Group meets each Wednesday from 8:00 PM to read from the works of our Imams and respected scholars, starting with Nahjul balagha.

Br. Syed Rizwan Rizvi leads a weekly Qu’ran Tajweed class. Next class is scheduled for Thursday AUgust 15th, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Dua e Kumail programs will precede salaat ul maghreb.

Date Time Program
Aug 8th 08:15 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain  Commemorate Wafat of 5th Imam, H. Muslim
Aug 15th 08:15 PM Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Aug 22nd 08:00 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Celebrate Wiladat of 10th Imam
Aug 29th 08:00 PM
Dua Kumail followed by Salaat ul Maghrebain
Reflections on Eid al-Mubahila

Friday Jumu’ah prayer program is scheduled at 15th minute mark that coincides with or that follows the Dhuhr prayer time.

Special a’amaal for Day of Arafat will be held after Dhuhr on Saturday August 10, 2019.

Date Time Program


August 10th

A’amaal for

Day of Arafat

1:16 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
1:45 pm A’amaal for Day of Arafat
4:00 pm Wrap-up
8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Eid ul Adha prayer is scheduled for Sunday August 11th, 2019 at 9:30 AM. 

Date Time Program


August 11th


9:30 am Dua Nudba
10:00 am Takbirat
10:15 am Salaat ul Eid + Khutbah
11:00 am Light Refreshments
12:00 Noon Wrap-up
  1:30 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
  8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Please join us and invite your friends from other Islamic Centers to a special barbeque to celebrate Eid-ul-Ghadir on Saturday August 17, 2019. 

Date Time Program


August 17th


1:15 pm Salaat ul Dhurain
2:00 pm Eid-ul-Ghadir Celebration
3:00 pm Barbeque
5:00 pm Wrap-up
8:45 pm Salaat ul Maghrebain

Preparing for Muharram

As we approach the new Islamic calendar year 1441 AH, parents volunteers are requested to step forward and help plan for the upcoming Muharram children’s program. Please send e-mail to if you would like to help create an enriching and meaningful Muharram program for our children.

Sunday School update.

All parents wanting to register their children are requested to check the website for registration link in the month of August.

Social Services

We help families approaching IMAN for assistance with their immediate needs (e.g. rent and utilities) and guide them with finding employment when needed.  Families are encouraged to work with organizations close to their place of residence. This month rent assistance was provided to 4 families – two of these requests were through Al Mahdi Center, one from IECS and one lady from Bellevue.


Bookshelves in the IMAN bookstore that suffered minor damage due to heavy load following recent earthquake have been repaired.

We need volunteers to water  plants around property have been watered during the hot dry summer weather. 

Community Service Credits

Members of the congregation who need community service credits are required to make arrangements in advance for any service provided to IMAN for which credit will be requested. Service credit certification will only be provided for eligible activities for which prior arrangement have been made and only after the eligible service have been satisfactorily completed. No exceptions will be made.